In an unlikely opening for an event known as annual congregation of movers and shakers of global economy, it is Oscar and Golden Globe winner Hollywood actress Charlize Theron getting awarded for her work towards fight against AIDS that has marked this year`s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
Key trade ministers, including Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, would meet at Davos on January 30 to make a renewed effort to complete Doha talks this year for a global trade-opening agreement.
Vibrant financial markets and
a sound banking sector has helped Indian economy move up a
notch to 49th place on the global competitive scale, while
Switzerland has toppled the US as the top-ranked nation, the
World Economic Forum said on Tuesday.